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November 28, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 48
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November 28, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 48
Instrumentation firms view consumable products as a strategic business
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Diplomats grapple with inability of U.S. and Russia to meet 2012 destruction deadline (pp. 29-31)
Science & Technology
Budding technologies provide nonphotosynthetic pathways to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into fuels (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 
Electronic Channels
Companies Offer Many Ways To Learn About, Use, And Purchase Consumables
(pp. 12-18)
 

News of the Week

Forging Ahead On Climate Change

Emissions: Talks in South Africa seek path toward a new treaty that includes the U.S. and China
(p.7)

Gilead Places A Huge Bet

Pharmaceuticals: Firm will spend $11 billion to nab a precommercial hepatitis C drug
(p.8)

Rewriting Toxic Substances Law

Congress: Senators ask industry group to stop complaining and get specific about bill
(p.8)

Marinda Wu Wins ACS Election

ACS News: President-elect, board directors selected in society’s annual elections
(p.9)

What Is Really Behind Alzheimers

Amyloid-beta oligomers are more toxic than mature fibrils, study with a small molecule suggests
(p.9)

Deadly Plant Explosion in China

Fourteen people were killed in an accident at a melamine plant in Shandong province.
(p.10)

Protein Interactions In Membranes

Spectroscopy: NMR method ascertains nature of associations
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

British firm commissions Shanghai facility to make and recycle catalysts
(p.27)
Merck sees pipeline strength getting it through a challenging 2012
(p.26)
Instrumentation firms view consumable products as a strategic business
(pp. 12-18)
Fluorine challenges nitrogen trifluoride as an electronics cleaning gas
(pp. 21-23)

ACS News

Munkhtsetseg Baatar is contributing to her country’s progress through rare-earth metal research
(p.43)
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Government & Policy

Arguments for free online access to journal articles evolve
(pp. 32-33)
Diplomats grapple with inability of U.S. and Russia to meet 2012 destruction deadline
(pp. 29-31)

Education

Open lab at the University of Oklahoma entices visitors to observe natural products research in action
(p.41)
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Science & Technology

Budding technologies provide nonphotosynthetic pathways to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into fuels
(pp. 36-37)
In the wake of a lab accident, Texas Tech professors discuss the fine line between appropriate lab supervision and micromanagement
(p.39)

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